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MADISON — The University of Wisconsin System has eliminated dozens of administrative and academic affairs positions in a cost-saving measure to help cope with state budget cuts.

UW spokesman Alex Hummel says the 36 positions were eliminated through attrition as employees retired or took other jobs. Nobody was laid off.

The total dollar amount of savings was not immediately available.

Hummel says reductions were the result of changes that had been underway before lawmakers cut $250 million from the UW System in the new state budget. But he says eliminating the positions will help the system cope as it absorbs the budget cuts.

The state cut has led several UW campuses to lay off workers, eliminate vacant positions or offer buyouts to senior employees.

1 Comment

  • CYNIC

    ” Nobody was laid off.”
    OK, so the huge wave of layoffs we were supposed to fear didn’t happen, and these positions just sort of took care of themselves? Wow, that’s some crisis. Something tells me that those 36 positions were far from essential if they eliminated them. They’ve also been offering some of those “retirees” generous buyouts.

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